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Test Scoring Consortium

The Charter Center hosts a Charter School Test Scoring Consortium to coordinate the scoring of the constructed responses of the statewide English Language Arts and Mathematics exams for grades 3-8.

We utilize an electronic scoring program that:

  • Efficiently enables charter schools to meet the truncated timeline for submitting test scores to NYC Department of Education and NY State Education Department.
  • Guarantees that the tests are completely randomized and that teachers conduct true “blind scoring” (e.g., makes it difficult for them to identify the students and/or the schools whose tests they are scoring). This helps to increase the validity and reliability of the test results.


All NYC charter schools administering New York State Elementary and Intermediate tests (grades 3 through 8) are eligible to join the consortium Note: Schools participating in Computer Based Testing (CBT) are still eligible to join the scoring consortium.

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Test Packing Videos

Watch instructional videos designed to help you package your tests for scoring.

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Here you can find diagrams and guidance for the packing and collections of exam materials for the 2020 Test Scoring Consortium.

Guidance for 2020
PDF iconPacking and Shipping Instructions [Webinar Slides]
PDF iconELA Packing and Shipping Instructions
PDF iconELA Packing Diagram
PDF iconMATH Packing and Shipping Instructions
PDF iconMATH Packing Diagram
PDF iconChecklist: Packing for Scoring

Here you will find the latest guidance and handbooks for administering the New York State ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Regents Exams. These guides are produced mainly for district schools, but include regulations and resources suitable for charter schools. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

General Guidance
SED Test Schedule 2020
SED School Administrator’s Manual for Regents Exams
SED Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
NYC DOE Directions for Scribing
ELA & Math
2020 NYS School Test Administrator’s Manual Grades 3-8
2020 DOE ELA & Math Test Administration Memo (Not Yet Released)
Educator Guide to the 2020 English Language Arts Tests
Educator Guide to the 2020 Mathematics Tests
ELA & Math Scanning Handbook
ATS Quick Guide for Grades 3-8 Printing and Scanning
2020 June Regents Exam Schedule
2020 June Regents Administration Charter Memo (Not Yet Released)
January 2020 Regents Test Coordinator Webinar for Charter Schools
Regents Scanning Handbook
Science **Guides for 2020 are not yet released**
2019 Science Grades 4 & 8 DOE Administration Memo
2019 NYS Grade 4 Science Testing Manual
2019 NYS Grade 8 Science Testing Manual
Science Scanning Handbook